Part-time Choir Director – Wesley UMC – Fort Smith, AR

Wesley United Methodist Church (Fort Smith, AR) is seeking a part-time choir director to work with both our vocal performers and our handbell choir. Depending on the skills and passions of the applicant, there may also be an opportunity to serve as a worship leader in our contemporary service.

Duties include:

  • Directing our chancel choir
  • Directing our bell choir
  • Choosing music in consultation with the pastor and accompanist
  • Preparing special performances such as a Christmas and Easter Cantata
  • Leading weekly Wednesday night practices and directing in Sunday morning worship
  • Availability for High Holy Days (i.e. Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, and Easter)
  • Other duties as determined by Pastor and Staff Supervisors

Required skills include:

  • Formal music training, including ability to read music
  • Capacity to motivate and nurture volunteer musicians
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to work with a variety of musical skill levels
  • Openness to Christian beliefs

Ideal skills include:

  • Ability to play a musical instrument (preferably guitar/organ/piano)
  • Interest in and capacity to lead worship
  • Degree in music education or music performance

Pay rate starts at $600 per month, but may be adjusted for experience and education. To apply, send a resume and three references to Pastor Michelle Morris, michelle.morris@arumc.org, Wesley United Methodist Church, 2200 Phoenix Ave., Fort Smith AR 72901.